Twitter announced it plans to once again start taking applications for verification in 2021. While Twitter never really stopped handing out “blue ticks” the company discontinued the open application process in 2017 after being criticized for verifying Jason Kessler, an organizer of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. The company says they plan toContinue Reading

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing free public access to digitized materials, including a substantial archive of web pages in the Wayback Machine announced they will start adding a fact check banner to some pages in the archive. Relying on third party checking organizations including FactCheck.org, Check Your Fact, Lead Stories, Politifact, Washington Post Fact-Checker, APContinue Reading

As part of a storm of recent actions Facebook is taking to prepare for next week’s U.S. presidential election, the social giant has stopped recommending groups focused on political and social issues. This announcement, made during Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony, comes just one day after Zuckerberg expressed concern of elevated risk of disturbances inContinue Reading

In honor of the 27th annual World Mental Health Day Facebook and Pinterest want you to know they are striving to make positive impacts on the mental health of platform users who may be struggling with depression or suicidal ideations. Unlike many of the newly dreamt up ever-increasing list ofContinue Reading

This week Facebook announced it will allow politicians to violate the companies policies. Nick Clegg, Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs and Communications, confirms the company will not fact check politicians’ speech or block their content if it’s newsworthy; Even when that content violates the companies policies. This was confirmed asContinue Reading